If you've moved to Captivate from another host, we make it super easy to import your podcast, as well as update your RSS feeds automatically with a 301 redirect, to make sure your move goes smoothly, both for you and your listeners.
While a 301 redirect should automatically update your old RSS feed to your new Captivate feed, there are occasions where you may need to update this yourself, at least on TuneIn and Pandora.
Thankfully, it's super easy, as this guide shows!
Note: Before you start, make sure to copy your Captivate RSS feed so you're ready to update it on each platform. In the top menu of your Captivate account you'll see the Copy Feed URL link. Click that and your Captivate RSS feed will be automatically copied to your clipboard.
Updating your RSS feed on TuneIn
If you need to update your RSS feed on TuneIn, follow these simple steps:
- Open your podcast on TuneIn, and copy the show's ID number at the end of the URL. Your ID number starts with a 'p' (for example, p123456)
- Open TuneIn's show update page and fill out the various details for your podcast, including your email, show name, ID number, your Captivate RSS feed, etc.
- Unless you've updated your show's artwork, you can ignore the attachments upload option
- In the Comment box, advise that you've updated your feed to a new host, and you'd like TuneIn to update their feed information for your podcast
- Click the checkbox to accept the TuneIn Terms & Conditions
Your form should then look similar to this example.
Once you've entered all the information, click Send Email and your request will be sent to TuneIn to update your details.
This will refresh TuneIn with your new feed, and usually updates within 24 hours.
Updating your RSS feed on Pandora
If you need to update your RSS feed on Pandora, you need to contact them directly with your Captivate RSS feed, and request they update your show settings with the new RSS feed.
Once requested, you should hear back from them with a couple of days.
And that's it - we told you it was simple! 😁
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